This is a special edition of the Small Scale Life Podcast! We are kicking off the Quarter 2 Renew You: Introduction to Financial Freedom!

This is an On the Road Podcast, so bear with the road noise and audio at points. Julie and I had a great time talking about Financial Freedom as we drove down the Mississippi Valley on the Wisconsin side, looking at eagles and driving through some really neat small towns. Of course, there was flooding along the way, but it didn’t close the highway down.

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My favorite trout stream near Maiden Rock, WI – April 2018

Financial Freedom is a HUGE topic, and it just can’t be covered in a week.  Julie and I are going to work on this in April, May, June and beyond.  We have learned a lot of lessons (the hard way) on our Financial Freedom journey, and we can’t wait to share what worked and what didn’t with you.

Money is a tool, and having enough money can help you develop that life you love. Not having that enough money tends to lead to poor decisions, stress and relationship problems with your significant other.

Americans have had a love affair with debt: we take loans for our houses, our cars, our cell phones, and buy lots of stuff using credit cards. We live in a country that borrows from future generations to build and repair roads, pay for benefits, conquer nations and protect the world. It is amazing that our money says “In God We Trust,” yet we put all of our trust in banks and credit card companies.

Getting a hold of our finances and debt is a critical first step in taking control of our lives and starting to develop a life we love. This is a huge realization we had this year, especially with a record-setting Government Shutdown.

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Villa Bellezza Winery in Pepin, WI. Put date nights and eating out into your budget so you can enjoy places like these! April 2018

As Seth Godin says (and Dave Ramsey loves to quote):

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

Dave Ramsey, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches.

We completely agree and Julie says this exact words in the podcast (which leads us off the Introduction to Financial Freedom Podcast).

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